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U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil
March 26, 2020
Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States (i.e. are travelling temporarily overseas) should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
On March 20, 2020, Brazil declared a national emergency over the coronavirus epidemic. The decree allows the Brazilian government to spend outside of its planned budget. Several states have declared statewide public emergencies closing parks and non-essential public services.
As of March 22, 2020, Brazil closed all land borders. Commercial flights are still available as of this time, including direct flights to the United States. You should have a plan to depart from Brazil that does not rely on U.S. government assistance. See recent Message for U.S. Citizens regarding Commercial Flights.
Only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and Consulates General in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Recife.
Actions to Take:
Dial 192 for emergency services in Brazil if you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Brazil.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease. For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
- Have a plan to depart from Brazil that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:
U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
Brasília, DF – 70403-900
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029
For further information:
- StateDepartment – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Brazil Country Specific Information
- Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security updates
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